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  1. 1. Done by: Jeslyn Lim (9) <br />SiowWeiling(12)<br />Tai Keanlynn(13)<br />AngZhengDa(20)<br />International Relations<br />
  2. 2. International relations involve ties among many countries and groupings throughout the world. <br />What are internal relations?<br />
  3. 3. The United Nations (UN) plays an important role as an organisation representing all the countries in the world in international relations. <br />Today, the UN has a membership of 192 countries. <br />On 21st September 1965, Singapore joined the United Nations, an international organisation.<br />Aims: To facilitate cooperation in international law, international security, economic development, social progress, human rights, and achievement of world peace.<br />Singapore and the United Nations<br />
  4. 4. Singapore’s participation in international relations<br />Singapore was admitted as the 117th UN member on 21 September. <br />Singapore played an important part in the UN Law of the Sea Conference which was organised to decide on the territorial rights of a country over its water. <br />
  5. 5. Singapore’s participation in international relations<br />Singapore resolves conflicts between nations and helps nations that are in need of external aid to resolve their own crisis.<br />Example: <br /> =In April 2006, riots broke out in East Timor there following rivalry within the military and police<br /> =40 people killed and over 20,000 fled their homes. <br /> =Fighting broke out in May 2006. <br /> =UN took action and Australia, Malaysia, New Zealand, and Singapore sent troops to Timor, attempting to quell the violence.<br />
  6. 6. Singapore’s participation in international relations<br />Singapore participates in various UN peacekeeping operations. <br />By 2005, Singapore was involved in 13 operations in 11 different countries and contributed approximately 1,500 personnel for these UN Missions.<br />
  7. 7. Benefits of international relations to Singapore<br />By being a member of the United Nations, Singapore, though being a small country, would be internationally recognised as a sovereign state. <br />would greatly benefit our nation, as transnational companies would know about our existence in the Southeast Asia region.<br />brings about the possibility of them investing in this country, giving rise to the economic success in Singapore. <br />
  8. 8. With the backing of the UN, Singapore’s safety would be enhanced as other countries would be less discouraged to start a war with our nation who provided help to them. <br />Benefits of international relations to Singapore<br />
  9. 9. With these peacekeeping operations, other nations that received help from Singapore will be gracious. <br />Singapore would be able to gain new ally countries and improve relations with other nations.<br />Therefore, in times of need, Singapore would greatly benefit as her ally countries would help her in turn. <br />Benefits of international relations to Singapore<br />
  10. 10. The world is getting smaller and smaller due to technology advancements and globalisation.<br />International relations is the most important for our nation because it would bring benefits to Singapore in terms of security and economic power. <br />Singapore’s security can be greatly enhanced due to her backing, and her economic power will increase as more people will lay trust here.<br />Result : a lot more investors plus tourists will come to this place.<br />Benefits of international relations to Singapore<br />
  11. 11. Argument<br />Why is this diplomacy more beneficial than the other forms of diplomacy?<br />
  12. 12. Involves only two countries<br />Conflicts can happen easily between the two countries<br />Singapore will be in a difficult situation if two of her allies are in dispute<br />When two countries are in dispute, there is no organization to help to resolve the argument and may lead to inevitable wars <br />Bilateral relations <br />
  13. 13. Bilateral relations are complex and have experienced many highs and lows over the last 40 years.<br />For example, Singapore has several long-standing disputes with Malaysia over a number of issues:<br />1.Deliveries of fresh water to singapore<br />2.maritime boundaries <br />Bilateral relations<br />
  14. 14. -Going out to the world-<br />The first rejection of bilateralism came after the first world war when many politicians concluded that the complex pre-war system of bilateral treaties had made war inevitable.<br />Bilateral relations only involve two countries while international relations involve countries across the globe. With a big group in hand, conflicts can be resolved more easily as everyone can deal with the problems together. <br />A group of people works better than alone. <br />Bilateral relations<br />
  15. 15. Involves only a region and not the whole globe<br />At times, when things go out of hand for ASEAN, it still needs help from a larger organization which is the UN as it involves more powerful countries and more help can also be rendered<br />Regional Relations<br />
  16. 16. Western countries have criticized ASEAN for being too "soft" in its approach to promoting human rights and democracy in the junta-led Myanmar. Despite global outrage at the military crack-down on peaceful protesters in Yangon, ASEAN has refused to suspend Myanmar as a member and also rejects proposals for economic sanctions. This has caused concern as the European Union, a potential trade partner, has refused to conduct free trade negotiations at a regional level for these political reasons.<br />Regional Relations<br />
  17. 17. Singapore will benefit more (socially and economically) if she steps out of its own boundary and have good relations with the more influential countries instead of having good relations with a few countries <br />Singapore can get more friend countries due to the larger scale of the UN and the international relations it forges<br />With more help = more benefits = progresses at a faster rate <br />Regional Relations<br />
  18. 18. “Singapore will continue to be deeply committed to the UN. The UN is not perfect, but it is the best institution similar to a world government that we have. Small countries like Singapore need the UN, and must play a positive role in supporting it.”<br /> -PM GohChok Tong in a speech at the UN 50th anniversary meeting in Oct 1995<br /> <br />Therefore<br />
  19. 19. Social Studies Textbook <br />http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_relations <br />http://www.globalissues.org/article/92/crisis-in-east-timor <br />http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Nations <br />http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bilateralism<br />http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foreign_relations_of_Singapore<br />Bibliography <br />

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